- How he describes the wilderness: pg. 1. “Abbey’s country, the red wasteland“
- life not crowded upon life pg 31
- wilderness is a necessary part of civilization pg 58
Civilization vs wilderness:
Describes U.S. I60 as a place of rubbish. pg. 5
the ways the purpose of the park serv has been interpreted due to advancements like autos…-what has become industrial tourism
“treat our forests and mountains as holier than churches” 65
Big emphasis on the creation of things naturally.
wants to know and possess and embrace the desert like a woman pg. 6- he was a womanizer though?
more than one way in which one can get lost (when you describe wilderness it doesn’t have to be a place lost in by direction): Abbey was lost in silence pg. 13.
- abbey would rather kill a human than a snake “i’m a humanist” pg 20
- but kills a rabbit and leaves it?? pg 41
- he uses scientific names for everything he finds.
- hates greenhouses and potted plants..
*doesnt care for ants* pg 32
- what kind of man is abbey? small needs, infinite desires, and philosophic pretensions. pg 51
- limit roads in wild by having gov programs that have ppl out of cars exploring like free bikes pg 66… i like to an extent but that defeats the purpose of camping if your providing everything and living through someone else.. not wild
- “let them get lost, sunburnt, drown, eaten by bears” kinda wild bro 69
- the sublime awe that he gets he relates it to God.
am i tyring to understand nature through abbeys eyes??
relationships between nature-organisms-other organisms
snake in trailer
moth and yucca plat
the arch and nature can either be for or against God’s existence… i like the spiritual take pg. 44
“whether we live or die is a matter of absolutely no concern whatsoever to the desert. let men in their madness blast every city on earth into black rubble and envelop the entire planet in a cloud of lethal gas–the canyons and hills the springs and rocks will still be here, the sunlight will filter through, water will form and warmth shall be upon the land and after sufficient time, no matter how long, somewhere living things will emerge and join and stand once again, this time perhaps to take a different and better course. in new mexico where our wise men had exploded the atomic bomb grass has returned.” 334
makes me want to go
“what little thinking i do is on gov time” lol pg 48
where rangers are going quietly nuts answering the same 3 q’s 500 times a day
i guess the level of sublimeness varies on what you are used to… i was amazed at the small things..just how clear the water was up north in minnesota and in the cascades
unlike to many authors (like the one cronon spoke of in the misconception), nature isn’t contaminated once human steps foot in it. that happens when roads are built through and developments that make for enjoyment that could have been done without.
we are preoccupied with time. if we could learn to love space as deeply as we are now obsessed with time, we might discover a new meaning in the phrase to live like men. 72
so the indians will be back to take their land? “what about the indians? there are no indians in the arches country now; they all left seven hundred years ago, and wont be back for a long time.” 124
“the ancient canyon art of Utah belongs in that same international museum without walls which makes african culture, equally interesting…” 125 how do you feel about museums? take things from the world where from where they belong? burial mounds, sacred masks, etc.
the navajos still have a home of their own—the reservations.” 131 the land that they were moved off which everyone lives on while they’re given the land which no one wants? hoods, ghettos would be considered this then… i guess the do have it better a couple are lucky enough to have casinos
Link of pictures to relate to: